Love Salon Spa W! I have been going to the salon for several years and see Ruby and Tanner for color and haircut. They are amazing! Recently had the Salon do hair and makeup for myself and my bridal party and they did a fantastic job. I had sev...
eral people comment that it was such a relaxing getting ready experience and myself and my bridesmaids were so happy with our hair and makeup!
Reviewed On 6/18/2023 by Jasmine B
Had two great experiences with Salon Spa W so would definitely recommend to others. When my sister was getting married she had another hair and makeup place change her person a few times and then finally cancel the order as they didn’t have exp...
erience with people with darker skin. It was very disappointing and stressful so I called Salon Spa W VERY shortly before the wedding date to see if they could even fit in one person so we could get her bridal makeup. They were able to get her in and she got the airbrush. The staff was diverse, had experience with lots of skin types and tones, and color matched her skin perfectly. She was glowing and said it was a no amazing memory to start of her wedding day. After that, I asked how far out they booked so that I could get my makeup done there too! I had airbrush and my bridesmaid had regular bridal party makeup application. I had to call back a few times to change the count later in the year and also to change the time to later in the day. They handled it all well and had each item under the guests name, so if one wanted to get her hair done, they could see what time her makeup was to work around that too. My sister still remembered and recognized her makeup artist from a year ago, that’s how much she loved her experience! They allowed me to request if I wanted everyone to be similar, if I wanted the same eyes, if they could just pick their own style, etc. When I showed up they had a sign and red carpet and water to welcome me and my party. I brought a few photos for inspiration and also had them adjust a little at the end which they were so nice about. My two bridesmaids and both mothers loved their makeup and experience- a few even found a new favorite lip color and bought the lipstick to keep! Everyone’s makeup lasted all day. The only advice I would give is I did get hot during the day and a little shiny so keep some blotting sheets on you. The appointment payments must also have a card down to hold them so if people want to pay separately, make sure to separate them out beforehand as the charge goes through the day before. They email you a receipt and charge for tip so you don’t have to worry about how much to tip and can just send that to your party too if you’d rather just do one card and venmo each other. Overall wonderful experience, great start to the day, and great staff
Reviewed On 12/25/2021 by Ricardo K
https://salonspaw.com/ was fantastic. They are the best in Des Moines. They took care of our hair, https://timeless-tan.com took care of our skin color, https://stuartalexanderproductions.com took care of flowers and decor.
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Reviewed On 9/26/2021 by Shelby M
I booked Salon Spa W for wedding hair and makeup for my mother and I - I didn't have a bridal party. Emily did my hair and Alexa did my make-up, for both the trial and the day of. Alexa did a great job and took my feedback well. I appreciated h...
ow she listened to my concerns and made adjustments. Emily and I were able to discuss my hair options as well and everything turned out beautifully. My hair and make-up both lasted until the end of the night and withstood a lot of dancing. Alexa also encouraged me to have a facial a few weeks before the wedding which was a great idea and helped me with my skin concerns immensely. I would definitely recommend Salon Spa W.
Reviewed On 10/27/2020 by MaKayla K
Worth every penny. All of the girls loved their hair and make up! They make you feel right at home and so beautiful! Do yourself a favor and book with them!
Reviewed On 7/27/2019 by Betsy L
It was such a quick appointment and all of the makeup artists and hairstylist were amazing! Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 8/15/2018 by Amanda F
I hired my hair and makeup stylists almost blindly as I live in Chicago and am very loyal to my hair stylist. When I wasn’t able to bring my stylist to Des Moines, I researched, asked around for weeks before coming across Salon & Spa W. The tea...
m at Salon & Spa W were incredible and I couldn’t be happier with how my hair/makeup turned out, AND my entire bridal party. From working with Lottie to make appointments, revising our schedule, adding and subtracting people, she was so great to work with throughout the process of wedding planning.
I had my hair and makeup trial a couple weeks prior to my wedding and the girls killed it! Emily did my hair and I was so happy with it, I almost cried, ha! It gave me great confidence that I would feel beautiful and the best version of myself on the day of.
Fast forward to the day of, and I felt very relaxed being in their hands. While I was stressing over my vows and if the weather would cooperate, Emily made lighthearted conversation, and all of my party was equally happy with their stylists. We all looked amazing, and our hair and makeup lasted even through the outdoor photos, ceremony, and hours of dancing afterward. I can’t thank the team enough for all they did!
Reviewed On 7/18/2018 by Megan G
The team and environment at Salon Spa W were great to work with. Our wedding was at the Embassy downtown East Village so the location & number of stylists was the main reason I picked the salon. The event team was great to work with leading up ...
to the wedding being very clear about service and expectation.
The only two downfalls are both around price. My trail run was the same price as my hair the day of the wedding, I understand the reason they do that is so people don't come in for a 'trial' but actually do it for their wedding. Also, I would have loved to see a deal on pricing based on the number of people or amount money we were spending, with 10 of us total getting hair & makeup, even a small discount would have been appreciated.
There are absolutely no downfalls on the service, my airbrush makeup and beautiful up-do held up until the end of the night. My bridesmaids were incredibly happy with their service as well. Getting ready with everyone in the same room and having them move through our large group quickly made our morning so stress free. They hire a great team and I would book them again in the future!
Reviewed On 6/03/2016 by Brittany C
Salon Spa W is the best in town! I was worried because they're a little pricey, but you get what you pay for!
I started getting my nails done at Salon Spa W a few months before my wedding and knew right away I wanted them to do my hair on my ...
big day. I wanted a low-key style (nothing too bridal). We decided a blowout was the best option and it was perfect! I had the sides pulled back and twisted and then the rest of my hair was curled and it looked amazing. I have never felt so beautiful. I think it was Avalon who did my hair, and she was the best and really helped my family and me feel comfortable that morning. It was great to work with someone so personable and friendly.
I left after my hair was done for a makeup appointment elsewhere, but my two sisters got their hair done there as well. They looked amazing and felt great! We all genuinely felt special and cared for.
The day before we all got manis and pedis, and Abbey and Rian were so awesome! Rian did pedis for my sister and Abbey did both my mani and pedi. I have worked with both of them at other times and just love them. They're funny and friendly and there is never that awkward salon talk with them. Abbey gives amazing facials too! I did one a few weeks before my big day and my skin looked and felt amazing.
Reviewed On 8/13/2015 by Susan E
Four weeks after getting a no-chip manicure for my wedding/honeymoon, it still looks amazing. Can't beat that! I went here with a group of girls prior to my wedding, and the salon was very nice to us. They allowed us to bring in food and alc...
ohol and to just basically hang around. My only complaint is that I told them in advance that we would have 11 girls, and there were only 2 people there to do nails! At 30 min each, we were there almost three hours. It was fine, but it would have been awesome if there was another person also doing nails.
Reviewed On 7/13/2015 by Knottie1436792742
Blakelee did an outstanding job on my wedding hairstyle. She took one look and knew exactly what I wanted. Our wedding day was the hottest day of the year at that point with temperatures in the 90's and 90% humidity and my hair stayed perfect...
ALL day. So happy with how it turned out and the service there is excellent as well!!!
Reviewed On 9/30/2014 by Heather F
I get my hair cut at Salon Spa W, so decided to do my wedding makeup (airbrush), my bridal hair and my wedding party hair here as well.
I don't have words to describe how amazing and professional this group was the weeks leading up to the we...
dding and the morning of the big day.
Don't fool around going anywhere else because it is worth every single penny to have your makeup done airbrush (it lasts all day!) and your hair done here.
I suggest paying for the trial run a week or so in advance, so you can tweak your makeup or hair based on how it wears and photography in the trial.
Reviewed On 8/20/2014 by Briana H
My hair dresser Blakelee was so awesome. I called in a panic because I had the last appointment cancelled due to my hair type and the late appointment time. Since I had just gotten my makeup done at Sephora in Jordan creek mall, I call salon W....
Blakelee was able to do my hair in just an hour and it was Beautiful. I would recommend this to anyone who is wanted a unique updo style for their Big day.
Reviewed On 11/13/2012 by Jessica B
Everyone at Salon W was great to work with. They did my hair and makeup as well as my bridesmaids and mom's hair. Everyone looked beautiful. My hair stayed well. I think she must have used liquid concrete hairspray to keep it in place all day,...
lol :-) but it was not hard or crunchy at all. The make up artist was very patient and offered great ideas to enhance the look i wanted to make it best work with my features and skin tone.
Reviewed On 5/22/2012 by a member
I aboslutely adore Salon Spa W and all of their staff who worked so hard to make sure that myself and all of my friends and family looked perfect on my wedding day. I couldn't have asked for better service and was one of the highlights of my we...
Reviewed On 10/11/2011 by Katelyn T
The salon spa w is very modern-looking with extremely nice stylists inside. They offer you water or wine and when you show them a photo, they do exactly that hairstyle. The makeup artists are truly professional and I highly recommend having the...